This four ingredient Homemade Baking Mix comes together in just minutes. The perfect cup for cup substitution for Bisquick or Jiffy Baking Mix.
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Original content posted January 2014. Updated June 2019.
Having a box of baking mix stashed in your pantry can be a lifesaver. It’s a quick shortcut to biscuits, waffles, pancakes and so many other baked goods.
As with quite a few things, after purchasing something a few times, I attempt to make my own version. Not only does it save me some cash, but it also allows me to know the exact ingredients that it contains. This Homemade Baking Mix definitely falls into both categories.
What is Baking Mix?
Baking mix is a premixed shortcut containing flour, baking powder, shortening and salt. It can be used to make biscuits, pancakes, waffles or any other recipe that calls for using Bisquick or Jiffy Baking Mix.
All four ingredients are added to a bowl and then cut together with a pastry blender. That’s all there is to it! You’re then able to store this shelf stable Homemade Baking Mix in the pantry until needed.
You know, for things like my Easy Chicken and Dumpling Soup, Upside Down Pizza Casserole or Pepperoni Pizza Pancakes. Have a favorite recipe that uses Bisquick or Jiffy Baking Mix? You can substitute my Homemade Baking Mix cup for cup.
How to Make Homemade Bisquick Baking Mix
 In a large bowl, add flour, salt, baking powder and shortening.
 Cut in shortening with pastry blender until combined and no large pieces of shortening remain.
TIP: Shortening should still be visible within the baking mix and should be about the size of a pea.
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Homemade Baking Mix
- 5 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 cup shortening
- Add all ingredients to large bowl.
- Cut in shortening with pastry blender until combined and no large pieces of shortening remain.
- Store in airtight container in pantry.
Looking for other recipes to create with this Homemade Baking Mix? Definitely give these crispy Potato Chip-Bisquick Oven “Fried” Drumsticks a try as well as these dreamy Banana Chocolate Scones and this comfort food favorite, Easy Cheddar Beer Bread.